Noun Cisco Definition and Examples


Noun:

Cisco

Pronunciation:

/ˈsɪskəʊ/

Definition:
1.

noun

A freshwater whitefish of northern countries, most species of which are important food fishes.
  1. 'They prey on such fish as the cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, central mudminnow, and golden shiner.'
  2. 'Only a handful of endangered species, such as the Tecopa pupfish, the longjaw cisco, and the dusky seaside sparrow, have ever been taken off the list because they went extinct.'
((n.) The Lake herring (Coregonus Artedi), valuable food fish of the Great Lakes of North America. The name is also applied to C. Hoyi, a related species of Lake Michigan.)


Origin:
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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